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The psychological contract [electronic resource] : managing and developing professional groups / Christeen George.

By: George, Christeen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Work and organizational psychology: Publisher: Maidenhead, Berkshire : McGraw Hill Open University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (160 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780335242511 (electronic bk.); 0335242510 (electronic bk.); 1283375214; 9781283375214.Subject(s): Industrial management | Psychology, Industrial | Personnel management | Organizational behavior | PSYCHOLOGY / Industrial & Organizational PsychologyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Psychological contract.DDC classification: 158.7 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introducing the psychological contract -- Professional careers in the UK -- Contract formation and development : early socialization -- Transitions : from education to professional employment -- From professional employment to the mature career -- The psychological contract and critical career decisions -- Managing the psychological contract -- The future of the psychological contract and psychological contracts of the future.
Summary: The book seeks to make sense of the organizational experiences of the professional worker by drawing on several areas of research, including the psychological contract, social identity theory, theories of career development and retention. The author uses real-life examples and short case studies to situate psychological theory within organizations. "The book is key reading for all psychology students, especially those specializing in occupational, organizational, work and business psychology. It will also be of interest to HR students and HR professionals, business students and health professionals." --Book Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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The book seeks to make sense of the organizational experiences of the professional worker by drawing on several areas of research, including the psychological contract, social identity theory, theories of career development and retention. The author uses real-life examples and short case studies to situate psychological theory within organizations. "The book is key reading for all psychology students, especially those specializing in occupational, organizational, work and business psychology. It will also be of interest to HR students and HR professionals, business students and health professionals." --Book Jacket.

Introducing the psychological contract -- Professional careers in the UK -- Contract formation and development : early socialization -- Transitions : from education to professional employment -- From professional employment to the mature career -- The psychological contract and critical career decisions -- Managing the psychological contract -- The future of the psychological contract and psychological contracts of the future.

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